from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person whose hobby or profession is making quilts.
  • n. A person who uses a hand or machine stitch to decorate a quilt, or to sew together the layers of a quilt.
  • n. A person who performs the entire process of making a patchwork quilt, whether or not it is decorated with quilting stitches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, quilts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who quilts; one who makes quilting.
  • n. An attachment to sewing-machines for executing quilting upon fabrics.


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